Minor – dead after being struck by lightning in Sipalay, Negros Occidental

A young man was killed while three others were critically injured when lightning struck Sitio Don Jose Brgy Manlucahoc, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental yesterday at 3 p.m.

According to Sipalay City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office Dispatcher Dionilo Bogtae, the victim was a 17 -year -old man while the injured, Maria Kristina Lavella, 20, and John Rey Villacora, 20, were taken to a district hospital in the said city. his 16 -year -old brother was now referred to Bacolod City hospital.

According to the information obtained from Bogtae, the victims were planting part of their tree planting activity when they were struck by lightning.

It was learned that it rained heavily in Southern Negros yesterday and the victims were in a high area.(BNFM SAN CARLOS)
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